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Here's what James Foley meant to us

GlobalPost’s editorial team pays tribute to their slain colleague and friend.... Read more»

Tourists swarm Mexican beaches after security image facelift

Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors thanks to efforts to change its security image. But Mexico still has more murders than the U.S., which has a much bigger population. And last year, Mexico reported the highest number of kidnappings on record, with 1,698 abductions, according to the police.... Read more»

Texas border: Nat'l Guard troops struggling financially

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»1

Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the song book are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. “If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he’d have a lot to write about….” (with videos)... Read more»

Border Patrol agents seize $512,000 in marijuana, one dog near Douglas

Agents in southeastern Arizona seized $512,000 worth of marijuana in the last two weeks, as well as a Ford truck and a dog.... Read more»

Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should bomb Islamic State

Francis endorses ‘stopping’ but not ‘bombing’ the militant group, invoking ‘just war theory.’ What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?... Read more»

Gun Wars

Domestic violence: Efforts focus on getting guns away from abusers

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»

Immigration judges urge Congress to fix record-high caseload backlog

Congress needs to double the number of judges and reorganize immigration courts to cope with a record-high 375,000 backlogged cases - including 15,000 in Arizona - two of those judges said.... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. (with video)... Read more»

Texas gov claims terror threat on border

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America’s southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.... Read more»

Texas border: Guard's arrival brings reassurance, concerns

The arrival of the Texas National Guard at the border has been met with praise by some who say the state is taking the lead in securing the border while the federal government falls flat in its mission. But others say the deployment is overkill that only serves to hamper the local economy.... Read more»

Stiffer penalties for buyers key to curbing sex trafficking

When it comes to sex trafficking, the traffickers traditionally receive the harshest legal punishments. But states can do more to curb the practice by shifting that responsibility onto the men who purchase sex with young women, an advocacy group contends.... Read more»

Pope calls Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror

Journalist James Foley’s execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.... Read more»1

Border Patrol cuts overtime pay for agents

Belt-tightening made necessary by federal spending cuts, as well as pointed questions about the use of hours by federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security have resulted in cuts to the overtime hours of agents working as supervisors or in administrative duties, even as reform legislation languishes in Congress.... Read more»

Comic:

Ferguson apples

R.I.P. Michael Brown.... Read more»

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